This week's 5 must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week that offer insight on hires, product launches, balance billing and more.

1. 8 RCM product launches in January
Here are eight companies that debuted revenue cycle management products for healthcare vendors and providers in January.

2. 6 RCM hires in January
Here are organizations that hired people with revenue cycle management expertise in January.

3. Survey: Nearly half of patients find it difficult to get up-front cost information
Healthcare providers could potentially boost patient satisfaction by providing up-front cost information, yet 43 percent of patients find it somewhat or very difficult to get this information, according to a new survey from TransUnion Healthcare.

4. 20 things to know about balance billing | 2017
Surprise medical bills have become a rallying point for healthcare advocates, patients and providers who are frustrated with oblique pricing practices and narrowing payer networks. Here are 20 things to know about balance billing in 2017.

5. 25 things to know about revenue cycle management | 2017
Growing consumer demand for convenience and transparency has created new opportunities and presented significant challenges for those involved in hospital revenue cycle management. Here are 25 things to know about hospital RCM in 2017.


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